Koruruma Primary School head Linet Anyang has been honored after her school was ranked the best in the implementation of the School Improvement Program (SIP).
Mrs. Anyang was invited to share a lesson on SIP good practices during the 2019 Dialogue on Education Quality at Kisoko Girls Secondary School.
The school received a grant of Sh500, 000 from the National Government and it managed to construct 12-door toilets for girls, 11-doors for boys and two for teachers.
The school also procured and installed a 5000 liters water tank, seven life straws, seven leak tanks and textbooks for standard seven and eight.
Mrs. Anyang was invited to shed more light on the measures she put in place to improve the quality of education in her school.
School Feeding program, especially between the months of Janury and May will help reduce school abseiteeismLinet Anyang, Head Teacher Koruruma Primary
The school head said SIP was rolled out in 2015 by the Ministry of education and it targeted schools that scored below average in the 2012 and 2013 Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE).
“Koruruma was ranked among the bottom five primary schools in the county in the 2012 KCPE when I took over the management of the school; I turned around the performance of the school through improvement of infrastructure and learner attendance,” she said.
Responding to questions on how she turned around the school’s fortunes, Mrs. Anyang acknowledged that school absenteeism is one of the factors which bring down the performance of learners in Busia County.
She said the reintroduction of school feeding program, especially between the months of January and May will curb cases of absenteeism.
She noted that ill health is one of the factors causing school absenteeism and for this; she recommended that schools improve the condition of washrooms and to fit hand washing facilities
Madam Linet lauded the government for the effort it put in place to ensure that the girl-child has a regular supply of sanitary towels. She, however, noted that the support does not come throughout the year, adding that her institution has come up with an initiative to provide girls with reusable sanitary towels, made from locally available materials.
She urged schools to embrace such an initiative to guarantee that the girl child does not skip school when they lack sanitary towels.